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hey all you www dotters, so here we are all in one happy place called had-it. how fitting, i suppose. i am a weldor (welder is the machine) by trade, they call me kungfoo, 31yrs old, i love A/C, i live in milford, taxachusetts and just waiting. like everyone else on here for a rating. as soon as that happens, i guess do the appeal thing, wait some more and then hopefully be somewhat comfortable with the compensation. then have a massive yard sale, adjust the valves on the bike and get the heck out of dodge. head west, final destination... santa cruz, been once and thought it would be a sweet place to chill so i can get my head screwed back on straight. because the rigors of the first (undisclosed deployment) and then bagdad in '08 and all the flaming hoops at the VA, the mud, the blood and the beer, fighting with my joke of an air national guard base I'm sure i need not continue, you all know the drill. c-file looked promising, GAF very reflective, i think, and seem to have all my ducks perfectly miss-aligned.

still toiling and fighting with the fact that i am blatantly not the same person as i was in '07. it hurts and affects everything. i thank my lucky stars that i came back in one piece, know first hand. that this is not always the case and always try and lend a helping hand when ever possible. i am way way up sometimes and cant get out of bed other days, i want to punch myself in the face sometimes. have tried all sorts of drugs, to the tune of possibly 7-8 different ones and just kinda settled on zanax for now. my cognitive and abstract thinking seems intangible at times, super frustrated, sadness, withdrawn, dont talk to old friends/family wow this blows. thats enough debbie downer before lunch, drop a line and say hello. thanks for everything and everybody on here and take care of yourselves, huh?

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Welcome, and your not alone. There are millions in the same boat. Dancing the same dance called the compensation shuffle. There is much to learn here from all the various posts and you can always ask direct questions. I was successful after years of pain and suffering from a active duty accident. It took time and effort and lots of patience. I had lots of anxiety and depression but I hung there and continued to research hadit and finally was successful. Wish you well. Hang in there.

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Anthing specific that we might be able to help you with, just let us know, okay?

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Hello, Kungfoo, and welcome!

Great that you have a plan for when you win; I followed others' suggestions to do that and it helped occupy a part of my mind that was contemplating worser things.

Now the battle is over and I'm living the dream.

I look forward to seeing your post under Success Stories but, in the meantime, please share your thoughts and questions in the forum.

Helping hands will always need specific wording from your VA communications.

All the best!

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So kungfoo when did guard duty end? When did you initially file your claim> Was it during the end of your enlistment or within 1 yr of discharge? Post what areas you wish to hone in on and many here will pipe in. Welcome to hadit a place where no man or woman gets lost in the shuffle.

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So kungfoo when did guard duty end? When did you initially file your claim> Was it during the end of your enlistment or within 1 yr of discharge? Post what areas you wish to hone in on and many here will pipe in. Welcome to hadit a place where no man or woman gets lost in the shuffle.

Duty ran from 1jan08 to 22oct08. My initial claim was filed not until 17dec09. My life was absolutly goin down hill fast and then had comp n pen 2 months ago.

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